|Kick off new year with a ‘First Day’ Hike in Delphos|
|Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:41 PM|
DELPHOS — Everyone is invited to celebrate the New Year with a free “First Day” hike on New Year’s Day.
The hike is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 1 at the Delphos Canal Museum. Participants are urged to arrive about 1 p.m. to register. Cookies and hot drinks will be served after the hike in the canal museum.
The family-friendly guided hike along the canal towpath will last more than one hour. The hike will be mostly level except for the minor descent and ascent at the lock locations.
First Day hikers can enjoy the quiet beauty of nature in winter, with views of the canal unimpeded by foliage. There will be people available to discuss the historical sites along the canal.
Hikers are advised to dress warmly with layers of clothing, in addition to hats and gloves. Sturdy hiking boots or waterproof shoes are also recommended, as the trail will not be cleared if there is snow.
First Day Hikes are offered at state parks around the country to encourage families and children to connect with the outdoors and adopt healthy lifestyles. For more outdoor recreation ideas and events this winter, go to www.ohiodnr.com and click on Ohio’s Winter Escape button. The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.
There will be information available at the museum on becoming a Volunteer In Park (VIP).